Nye 3

Clearing the land

the native Americans were already modifying the land http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~alcoze/for398/class/pristinemyth.html

more on the American Axe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L23ZUpmoRsE

Daniel Boone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KQv14Om-78
cartoon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXNIziwD8H0

what is left out of the myth is the dependence on skilled craftsmen or by the 1830s factories

how do you turn a forest into a farm?  in New York state

the classic log cabin was a combination of traditions from different parts of Europe

log cabin

In class we made two parallel lists, comparing myth and reality